Englewood Cliffs, NJ – Four Victims of Deadly Palisades Pky Crash Identified

Englewood Cliffs, NJ – Four Victims of Deadly Palisades Pky Crash Identified

Englewood Cliffs, NJ (September 05, 2022) – The four victims who died in a fatal accident on the Palisades Interstate Parkway on Friday, September 2nd have been identified.

According to police, at about 1:30 a.m., a hired transport van carrying passengers from Amscan Warehouse in Chester, NY overturned while driving near the border of Rockland County. 

Of the 12 passengers in the van, four died and eight received injuries varying from minor to critical.

The four deceased individuals have been identified as Jose Luis Romero Munoz, George Massey, Candida Frias, and Clara Estrella. Luis and Massey were both Bronx natives. 

Five of the injured passengers remain hospitalized at the time of this posting. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Wrongful Deaths in New Jersey

Englewood Cliffs, NJ - Four Victims of Deadly Palisades Pky Crash Identified

Proving wrongful death for the purposes of a personal injury claim must be demonstrated through the legal concept of negligence. To prove liability for wrongful death, a surviving member of the victim’s family will need to show that three factors were present at the time of the fatal incident.

The first is a duty of care. When a person has a duty of care, it means they owed the victim a basic amount of consideration to ensure their safety and protect them from harm. For example, property owners have a responsibility to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe manner by making sure it is free of potential dangers such as wet floors and broken handrails. 

The second factor is proving that the duty of care was violated. Taking into consideration the entire scenario and the knowledge the defendant had at the time, you will need to show that the respondent should have been aware that a person could be injured or killed as a result of their action or inaction.  

The third factor that must be present is causation. This involves showing how the at-fault party’s violation of duty was the proximal cause of your family member’s death. 

If your family member lost their life in an accident caused by negligence, contact our personal injury attorneys in New Jersey at (800) 469-6476 to find out what legal action is right for you.

The wrongful death lawyers at Metro Law can be reached at any time to help bereft family members by making sure they are updated on the progress of their claim, and answering any questions they have about the legal procedures that follow the untimely loss of a loved one. 

Notes: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified. If you have identified any false information in the story or would like the post to be removed, please inform us immediately, and we will correct the information or remove the post. 

Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.